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Happy Birthday America!

It’s 4th of July week; time to celebrate our Nations 236th Birthday!  Here’s where you can catch all the action in Savannah:

Tuesday, July 3rd
6pm – 7pm
  Fort Stewart will “Salute to the Nation” at Cottrell Field where one artillery round will be fired for each of the 50 states in this tribute to America.

9:15pm  The Tybee Island Fireworks Celebration can be seen from the beach, the pier, or anywhere on the eastern side of Tybee Island.


Wednesday, July 4th
  A Declaration of Independence ceremony will be held at Colonial Park Cemetery on Abercorn Street in Historic Downtown Savannah.  Enjoy patriotic music and talks with Christy Crisp from the Georgia Historical Society.

10am – 5pm Fort Pulaski will feature children’s activities, musket and cannon firings, and a presentation on baseball during the Civil War era.  After the presentation, visitors can play a pick-up game of baseball with the park staff.  ($5 per person/15 and under; free.)

10am – 5pm Fort Stewart has a day of celebration for Soldiers and their families at Newman Field.  Fun for the kids includes a Bounce House, climbing wall, trampoline, video arcade, laser tag and more!  Cool off in the “Springs Splashpark” pool while the kids play water tag and slip down the water slide.  Food will be served from 11 – 2 and you can bowl a free game or two before the concert kicks off at 6pm at Donovan Field where Mario, Mockingbird Sun and Martina McBride will take the stage.  (Sorry, no pets or coolers, or video at the concert.)

5pm – 9pm  River Street celebrates with music, games and fun for the whole family with the Fireworks show to follow at 9:30pm which be choreographed to music, so tune your radio to KIX965., MIX102.1 or I-95.
  River Street Fireworks

7:05pm  Savannah Sand Gnats take on the Charleston River Dogs with fireworks immediately following the game.

Please note that the 4th of July is a National Holiday and all city and county offices will be closed in observance.
Savannah Getaways wishes your family and fun – and safe – Holiday!

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Football Season might not kick-off until September, but you’ll have the chance to meet up with some of the Jacksonville Jaguars players, coaches and cheerleaders as they caravan into Savannah tomorrow night at the Charles H. Morris center.  Bring the family for music, food, games, prizes, and get autographs from those scheduled to participate like Brad Meester, Greg Jones, Zach Miller, Quarterback Blaine Gabbert and former Jaguar, Tony Boselli.
Jaguar Bus

If baseball is your sport of choice, then you won’t want to miss the Class A Savannah Sand Gnats double header tomorrow night as they take on the Ashville Tourists.  It’s Thirsty Thursday and that means half-price small sodas and beers all night!  It’s also Ladies’ Night, which means ladies pay only $5 admission with this coupon.  They’ll be at home for a stretch next week taking on the Charleston River Dogs on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.  Each day is a different promotion; from $1 off tickets, to buy one-get-one beer, to free webkinz for the kids.  Check out all the discounts here!

Want something a little more fast paced?  Then you won’t want to miss the Savannah Derby Devils next week as they host a back-to-back bout against the Palmetto State Rollergirls of Myrtle Beach.  These girls might be rough and tough on the track, but they have a soft heart and give back to the community by partnering with local non-profit groups at each game.  Next week, all raffle proceeds will go to America’s Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia and you’re encouraged to bring a canned food item. This family-friendly event will have you rockin’ and rollin’ with live music and kids activities, so bring the family.  Kids 2 – 12 are only $2. (Adults $12 – $16). 

Derby Devils
If you’re following the NBA finals, you can belly up to just about any bar and catch the game – Churchill’s Pub, Wild Wing and Coach's Corner are some of the local favorites for any game day.
While Savannah might not have a national team, we’re happy with our small town favorites and support them with the same heart.  We hope you’ll join us!